SHILLONG, Nov 11: Deficit school teachers in the state under the banner of the Khasi Jaintia Deficit School Teachers’ Association (KJDSTA) today condemned the attacks at Kiang ngbah Government College, West Jaintia Hills while also expressing their support towards the demands of the students.
“We are very saddened about the attacks at Kiang ngbah Government College, West Jaintia Hills which has put the students at risk who were only protesting against the State Government’s failure to fulfill their seven-point demands,” KJDSTA president ED Nongsiang told newsmen here on Wednesday.
According to him, the students were only demanding that the government should upgrade the educatiol institution especially since it’s the only government college in the region catering to the people of Jaintia Hills.
He said that the Deputy Chief Minister in-charge Education RC Laloo should have taken the issues of the students more seriously.
“We will support the students and we want them to keep on demanding from the State government until all their demands are met,” he said.
Stating that even the teachers are restricted from hitting the students, he said, “We the teachers have been restricted from hitting a student but now it’s very shocking to see the government using such force against the students.”
The KJDSTA has also urged the state government to restraint from using brute force in the future when it comes to dealing with the student’s community.
Meanwhile, the Meghalaya State Bharatiya Jata Yuva Morcha (BJP Youth Wing) has also strongly condemned the incident.